Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine


Win Tickets to George Washington's Mount Vernon

Click the link below to enter to win a FAMILY 4 or 5 Pack of tickets to Mt. Vernon. The vouchers don't expire until Dec. 31, 2015 and can be used any time

Local Consignment Shops

Whether you're a thrifty shopper, a vintage lover, or high-end fashionista looking for that one-of-a-kind bargain find, then we've got you covered - check out our list of the BEST consignments shops in the D.C. metro area (including some great spots just for the kiddos as well)!

Click here for more fall crafts, recipes, activities, fashion and more!  

This is the time of year to gather with family and friends and give thanks for nature's extraordinary bounty. Fall foliage offers a beautiful backdrop, creating the perfect setting for the time-honored tradition of the fall harvest festival. Here are some simple, thoughtful, and delightfully affordable suggestions to serve as inspiration for your next autumn gathering. 
A few years back, my first-grader stepped off the school bus in tears. The words he squeaked out in between sobs cut me to the soul. He said, "My teacher hates my reading 'cause I'm stupid."
It was the start of the school year, and he had been placed in a tutoring group of five students to receive specialized instruction with a reading specialist. Testing revealed that...
Happy 70th Birthday Pippi!

When: Sunday, Nov. 15
Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Embassy of Sweden
2900 K St., NW
Washington D.C.
Join us for a Pippi style birthday party! Pippi film screeings, room for children - library & art studio, Villa Villekulla Cafe in Pippi's garden with Swedish birthday cake, scavenger hunt, fish pond with prizes for all, arts & craft, book store, raffle with great prizes - win tickets to Astrid Lindgren World in Sweden!

Nov. 13
The George Washington University
2121 Eye St., NW
Washington, D.C. 

 Nov. 14
Where: Downtown Silver Spring
916 Ellsworth Dr.
Silver Spring, MD

When: Nov. 14
Where: ArtSpace Falls Church
410 South Maple Ave.
Falls Church, VA

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Mom Review: "InvisiBill" by Maureen Fergus, illustrated by Dusan Petricic  
Mom Reviewer: Ann Parr 
Fergus and Petricic, creators of the invisiBill story, have pegged the often necessary attention-getting skills 5 to 9-year-old middle children develop to navigate around older and younger siblings. If you worry about the middle child in your family, this is a book to read. Besides, you might really enjoy it yourself. The middle child, Bill, just wanted... to read the rest, click here! 
We have been running the Best for FAMILIES survey in our magazine for more than 20 years! This year, we surveyed thousands of DMV moms and dads in over 200 categories and rounded up tens of thousands of votes. Take a "scroll" down this list for access to the D.C. area's Best for FAMILIES restaurants, retail, activities, trips and more!

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